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ETMC Henderson brings specialty physicians to local patients

Residents of Henderson and surrounding areas now have access to medical specialists close to home at the ETMC Henderson Specialty Clinic.

“This is one of many advantages our affiliation with a regional system like ETMC brings,” Mark Leitner, ETMC Henderson administrator, said. “We are offering local citizens quality specialty medical care right here in our hospital.”

The new specialists now visiting ETMC Henderson on a weekly basis include a urologist, an oncologist and a cardiologist – all of whom are board-certified in their specialties.
“These doctors aren’t just conducting consultations with patients in their offices here. They are performing procedures and providing follow-up care on site,” Leitner said. “This helps patients and their families avoid the hassle and stress of traveling out of town for specialty care.”

New specialists and specialties
Dr. Michael Ashigbi, board-certified oncologist, completed his residency at Columbia University and sees patients in Henderson on Fridays. Dr. Andrew Roberts, a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, is a board-certified urologist. He practices at ETMC Henderson on Tuesdays. Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Wayne Cooper graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and treats patients at ETMC Henderson on Mondays and Wednesdays.

“We think we’ve put together an impressive line-up of doctors and specialties for the people of this community,” Leitner said. “We hope this is just the beginning. Our plans for the future are to expand the ETMC Henderson Specialty Clinic to continue to meet the needs of our patients.”

The specialty clinic is located on the third floor of ETMC Henderson, and appointments can be made by calling (903) 657-7541.

ETMC Henderson is part of East Texas’ largest healthcare system, the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. ETMC is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in communities throughout East Texas.






Originally posted October 19 2009